Knee Injuries and Concomitant Vascular Trauma

March 2, 2011 Grand Rounds Video: Knee Injuries and Concomitant Vascular Trauma


This episode of Grand Rounds emphasizes the importance of recognizing vascular injuries in the setting of trauma about the knee and the devastating limb-threatening consequences of missed vascular injuries. Dr. Nels E. Sampatacos, surgery resident with UW Medicine, begins the lecture with a case study along with functional anatomy concepts. Dr. Benjamin W. Starnes, chief of vascular surgery for UW Medicine, shares his personal military experience as a vascular surgeon, providing unique insight into front-line management protocols. Discussion of orthopaedic perils and pitfalls, focusing on the radiographic findings suggestive of vascular injury in the setting of knee dislocation.